Day Seven

Mexico 2010

Getting Ready
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Day Three
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Day Seven
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Squeaky's Adventure
Classroom Fiesta

A first time sighting for me!( The air was clear this year because of the rain.)
Active Volcanoes : Ixtaccíhuatl ( Smoking Mountain) and Popocatépetl ( Sleeping White Woman)





The sun finally came out strongly on our last day. We visited the Ancient Pyramids of Teotihuacán.

These step pyramids are the third largest in the world.

I also visted Quetzalcoatl's Temple for the first time. I will never forget standing at the base of the Citadel. Marcos had us clap our hands three times in unison and then listen. Each time we did..we would hear the chirp of a Quetzal bird! Can you believe the building was engineered that way? Imagine the knowledge the ancient people had?
 All of these structures were once painted in vibrant colors made from cactus and beetles! ( See the demonstration in the slideshow)Another first! We watched Los Voladores ( The Flyers). You can see their amazing ritual in our slideshow.

After leaving the pyramid complex we went to visit the Mexican National Palace. Famous artist, Diego Rivera’s  mural paintings are on display there.

His paintings are huge and depict the entire history of Mexico.

Finally we walked through The Zócalo.This is the main plaza or square in the heart of the historic center of Mexico City. Imagine seeing the ruins of ancient pyramids right beneath the city streets?

( See the video of the dancers in the Zocolo.)


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